Gaza: News, Stories & Official Statements

What you need to know about the United Nations response to the conflict in the Middle East.

194
UN staff killed
38,193
Deaths
87,903
Injured
1.7
million people displaced

Source: UNRWA, 3 July 2024

1 November

  • As General Assembly Emergency Session on Gaza Enters Fourth Day, Calls Intensify for Security Council Action, ‘Immediate and Sustained Humanitarian Truce’ (UNGA)
  • UN relief chief: The crisis in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory is a global crisis (OCHA)
  • Statement by UNICEF on the deaths and injuries of children in Jabaliya camp (UNICEF)
  • “UN Security Council in Review” newsletter highlights Middle East as most frequently discussed issue in October (UNSC)
  • In first Gaza visit: UNRWA Commissioner-General renews calls for a humanitarian ceasefire and a scale up of the humanitarian operation (UNRWA)
  • Rise in intimidation, settler violence in the West Bank, warns OCHA (UN News)
  • Voices from Gaza: Amani’s story of loss (UN Women)
  • Nearly 2,000 Palestinians displaced amid settler violence since 2022; 43% since 7 October 2023 (oPt OCHA)

31 October

  • Secretary-General’s statement – on the situation in Gaza.
  • UN Human Rights Office Statement expressed concern about reports of Palestinian journalists killed under Israeli bombardment and reiterated that journalists are civilians and should not be targeted.
  • High Commissioner’s statement to the United Nations Security Council (UNHCR)
  • Executive Director statement on the situation in Gaza (UNFPA)
  • Toll of Israel-Palestine crisis on children ‘beyond devastating’ (UN News)
  • Gaza has become a graveyard for thousands of children (UNICEF)

30 October

  • UNRWA rejects claims of holding up supplies in Gaza warehouses (UNRWA)
  • UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell’s remarks at UN Security Council on humanitarian situation in Gaza (UNICEF)
  • Lisa Doughten’s remarks to the Security Council on behalf of Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths (OCHA)
  • UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini address to the UN Security Council Meeting on the situation in the Middle East. (UNRWA)
  • Gaza hospitals hanging on by a thread: UN humanitarians (UN News)

29 October

  • Statement of ICC Prosecutor Karim A. A. Khan KC from Cairo on the situation in the State of Palestine and Israel (ICC)
  • Secretary-General’s joint press encounter with the Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ (SG)
  • With conflict entering fourth week, WFP warns of growing hunger and desperation in Gaza (WFP)
  • Thousands break into UNRWA warehouses in Gaza, taking wheat flour and basic items. (UNRWA)

28 October

  • UN Secretary-General’s statement – on the situation in Gaza (SG)
  • Gaza: Continued violence is not the answer (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk)
  • Civilians, patients, and health workers in Gaza spend night in darkness and fear (WHO)

Further escalation between Israel & Hezbollah will only guarantee more suffering & devastation to communities in Lebanon & Israel.

And more potentially catastrophic consequences for the region & the world.

It is time for reason & rationality.

António Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations (21 June)

KEY RESOURCES

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA):

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

United Nations

Resources
Videos
Visuals

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

  • Flash Appeal for the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2023 Extension through March 2024
  • Gaza Humanitarian Response Update | 10 – 23 June
  • Gaza Strip: Internal Displacement from Rafah Governorate | 9 June 2024
  • Gaza Strip: Humanitarian access constraints | 24 June 2024
  • Humanitarian Access Snapshot – Gaza Strip | 1 – 31 May

UNOSAT Maps – Gaza Damage:

OCHA – Situation in Lebanon:

UNRWA

UN-I-SPAL:

The United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine
Gaza-Israel: Escalation of Violence:

United Nations in Palestine (Resident Coordinator Office)

UN News Middle East and الحالة في الشرق الأوسط | | أخبار الأمم المتحدة

Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

UNRIC Library Backgrounders:

ILO:

  • Report: Impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on the labour market and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • Bulletin No. 2

IOM:

Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC):

UNDP:

  • Expected Socio-Economic Impacts on the State of Palestine – Update (April 2024) (ESCWA/UNDP)

UNESCO:

UNHCR:

UNICEF:

UNFPA:

UN WOMEN:

  • Gender alert: Voices of strength: Contributions of Palestinian women-led organizations to the humanitarian response in the Occupied Palestinian Territory [EN/AR]
  • A gender analysis of the impact of the war in Gaza on vital services essential to women’s and girls’ health, safety, and dignity
  • In-focus: The conflict in Gaza (dedicated website)
  • Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza (UN Women)
  • UN Women Palestine 6-month response framework (UN Women)

WFP:

2023/24 – WFP Palestine – Monthly Market Dashboard

WHO:

ReliefWeb – Occupied Palestinian Territory
http://reliefweb.int/country/pse

Gaza Strip: Access Constraints on Humanitarian Aid (27 March 2024)
Gaza Strip: Access Constraints on Humanitarian Aid (27 March 2024)
Impact of health attacks in the West Bank (7 October 2023 until 12 March 2024)
Impact of health attacks in the West Bank (7 October 2023 until 12 March 2024)
Lebanon: At a Glance - Escalation of hostilities in South Lebanon, as of 7 March 2024
Lebanon: At a Glance - Escalation of hostilities in South Lebanon, as of 7 March 2024
Flash Appeal for the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2023 Extension through March 2024
Flash Appeal for the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2023 Extension through March 2024
200 days of War – Health Cluster Overview (WHO)
200 days of War – Health Cluster Overview (WHO - 25 April 2024)
oPt: Humanitarian Fund Dashboard (February 2024)
oPt: Humanitarian Fund Dashboard (February 2024)
Education under attack in the Gaza Strip, as of 30 January 2024
Education under attack in the Gaza Strip, as of 30 January 2024
oPt Emergency Situation Update 20 (As of 11 January 2024 at 13:00)
oPt Emergency Situation Update 20 (As of 11 January 2024 at 13:00)
Gaza: Partners presence by governorate (directly implementing partners) (as of 17 January 2024)
Gaza: Partners presence by governorate (directly implementing partners) (as of 17 January 2024)
https://e4k4c4x9.rocketcdn.me/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2024/01/100-days-of-war-Health-Cluster-Overview.pdf
oPt: 100 days of war - Health Cluster Overview
Overview of the damage to agricultural land and infrastructure due to the conflict in the Gaza Strip as of 31 December 2023
Overview of the damage to agricultural land and infrastructure due to the conflict in the Gaza Strip as of 31 December 2023
Impact of health attacks in the Gaza Strip (Update 28 November 2023)
Impact of health attacks in the Gaza Strip, as of 28 November
Gaza response: Palestine Logistics Cluster - One month after activation (16 November 2023)
Gaza response: Palestine Logistics Cluster - One month after activation (16 November 2023)
oPt: a Month of War (Update 6 November 2023)
oPt: a Month of War (Update 6 November 2023)
Health System Functioning: Gaza, 7 October - 6 November 2023
Health System Functioning: Gaza, 7 October - 6 November 2023
Aid Trucks Crossing From Egypt to Gaza (As of 15 November 2023)
Aid Trucks Crossing From Egypt to Gaza (As of 15 November 2023)
Gaza updated flash appeal
Occupied Palestinian Territory - Flash Appeal, as of 3 November 2023
Gaza Strip critical water and wastewater infrastructure, as of 22 October
Gaza Strip critical water and wastewater infrastructure, as of 22 October
Health Attacks in the oPt (7-17 October 2023)
Health Attacks in the oPt (7-17 October 2023)
Gaza hospital evacuation orders map
Hospital Evacuation Orders Mapping as of 16th October 2023

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